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Accident: 119173.015 - Employee Is Killed When Head Struck By Falling Box

Accident: 119173.015 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 08/20/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1425132.01508/21/2019Brownstone Construction, Ltd.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1425066.01508/21/2019Riverside Builders
At 5:10 p.m. on August 20, 2019, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a construction company, were working at a multiemployer construction project. They were working from inside a platform debris-box, lifted on the forks of a forklift, when the debris-box tipped over and fell. Employee #1 and coworker fell to the concrete surface, a fall height greater than 6 feet. Employee #1, who was struck by the falling debris-box, sustained severe head trauma and was killed.
Keywords: platform, aerial lift, construction, falling object, head, fall protection, fall, concrete, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   4 9 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1425132.015 26 M Fatality Other FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile
2 1425066.015 26 M Fatality Other FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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